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The Yankton Swim Team  offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Yankton Swim Team to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
 

Please call us at 605-661-2046 to schedule a tryout, email us via the Contact Us link in the left column.

YST Training Groups-Summer 2019

*The Head Coach has the final decision on placement

Bronze

  • Age Range: 5 to 11
  • Suggested Number of Practices Per Week: 3
  • Requirements:
    • Ability to swim 25 freestyle and 25 backstroke without assistance
  • Goals:
    • Know and distinguish all four competitive strokes, starts, and turns
    • Introduce and understand drills, the pace clock, and swim meets
    • Participate in at least 2-3 meets for the season including all team hosted meets

 

Silver

  • Age Range: 8 to 13
  • Suggested Number of Practices Per Week: 4
  • Requirements:
    • Swim a 50 of backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly and a 100 of freestyle
    • Know and distinguish all four competitive strokes, starts, and turns
    • Knowledge of drills, the pace clock, and swim meets
  • Goals:
    • Develop stroke technique
    • Participate in a variety of events(stoke, distance)
    • Participate in at least 3-4 meets for the season including all team hosted meets

 

Gold

  • Age Range: 14 to 19
  • Suggested Number of Practices Per Week: 6
    • Encouraged to attend all practices. Expected to attend 75% of all practices per week, unexcused. Failure to comply may result in a swimmer being re-assigned to another practice group. Some exceptions may be made based upon travel, age considerations and medical appointments.
  • Requirements:
    • Consistently swim legal strokes at practice and at swim meets
    • Qualify for SD State Swim Meet in 3 events
    • Compete in a variety of different events throughout the season
  • Goals:
    • Achieve one (1) ‘A’ Time
    • Compete in multiple swim meets outside of Yankton, SD
    • Complete a journal
    • Help with at least 1 bronze or silver practice per week